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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author December 2006 Entries
Changing of the Guard
After 2½ years at Sunbelt Software I am changing companies and roles by moving to BST Global. It sounds like an excellent opportunity for me and I am looking forward to starting the new year with a new company. I won't go in to the details that led me to the decision to leave Sunbelt, but there are several rather significant events that have happened in the last several months (and especially over the last week) that led me to make the decision. Moving to BST will allow me the opportunity to work ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 20, 2006 6:54 PM

Zune Desktop Theme
Even if you aren't a Zune fanatic, Microsoft has released a new desktop theme based on the Zune interface. The new interface is very similar to the one offered by Windows Media Player 11. The theme is very clean and easy on the eyes. It installs as a desktop theme in the Display Properties control panel, so there is no extra software required in order to use it ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:07 AM

More Trouble with Programming
The Technology Review interview with Bjarne Stroustrup last month apparently caused a great deal of trouble for the Technology Review...something I have a feeling they weren't counting on. In an effort to address the comments left by readers and on Slashdot, they followed up the interview. I'm not sure they did themselves a favor. The controversy from the first interview mostly focused on the second half where the interviewer essentially tried to get Bjarne to admit he made a mistake by creating ......

Posted On Saturday, December 9, 2006 8:36 PM

Microsoft has just announced a new CTP available called "WPF/E", which is the codename for a new web presentation technology. I am guessing that the "E" stands for "Everywhere" since this is being created to run on a variety of platforms. According to the documentation, It enables the creation of rich, visually stunning, and interactive experiences that can run everywhere: within browsers, and on multiple devices and desktop operating systems (such as the Apple Macintosh). It is consistent with WPF ......

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 11:56 PM


When 2.0 is released (hopefully by the end of the year), it will be using a spinoff of .Text named SubText. With the death of other great open source projects like NDoc, I decided to do my part and contribute as a developer on this one. I'm starting with reviewing and fixing the FxCop violations. So far, I've finished 2 of the projects.

Posted On Monday, December 4, 2006 9:49 AM

Developer Tools
As a developer I use a lot of additional tools to get my work done in the most efficient and accurate way possible. That involves a lot of things, such as unit testing, code analysis and additional productivity inside the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. I have seen a lot of blog posts extolling the virtues of one tool or another, but there were not many (at least that I could find) that provided a semi-comprehensive list. (I say "semi-comprehensive" because there is always going to be a new tool available ......

Posted On Sunday, December 3, 2006 9:48 AM

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